Given that the Catholic vote is up for grabs, it's not surprising that Fox, in the hopes of bringing more Catholics into the GOP fold, is bringing out its big guns in what they are portraying as a secular war on the Catholic Church. This bias was very apparent in Fox's extensive and supportive coverage of the US Conference of Catholic Bishop's claim that the HHS birth control mandate violates their religious freedom. Now that HHS Secretary Sebelius has been invited to speak at the Georgetown graduation, Fox has seized the issue which allows them to create their trademark "controversy," attack the Obama administration, and generate a feeling of "outrage" among Catholics. This newest "controversy," covered on "America Live" and "Fox & Friends," is now being advanced by Fox's very own, "Il Papa," who, during his crusade (jihad?) against murdered abortion provider Dr. George Tiller, attacked Sebelius because, as he told the nation, she was complicit in "murdering" babies due to her connection with Tiller. On last night's Factor, he continued his vicious personal attack against Sebelius and Tiller with the same lies and smears that contributed to a climate of hatred in which Tiller was killed and for which Bill earned his "Courage Award" from an American "hate group."
In last night's "Impact Segment," Bill began by declaring that Georgetown has become "a center for secular controversy." He cited Sandra Fluke and the whole "birth control hoo-ha-ha came out of Georgetown." (Bill, who doesn't have a hoo-ha, thinks that birth control is trivial?) In reporting on the Sebelius invitation, he stated that she is an "ardent pro-abortion person" ("pro-abortion" is "pro-life" terminology for those who are pro-choice) who defended the "notorious Dr. Tiller" who, Bill noted, was "assassinated." (After Bill referred to him as a "baby killer" 28 times). Fr. Morris immediately excoriated the Jesuits and the board that runs the school for inviting "the architect" of that nasty HHS mandate. The little Fox padre lied when he claimed that the mandate includes abortion inducing drugs. He echoed Catholic mullah Donohue when he claimed thatGeorgetown is "sticking it" to the bishops. O'Reilly said that Georgetown was where the contraception issue all started. (Actually it all started when GOP Rep. Issa invited all anti-choice males to testify against the mandate.) Morris continued to rant about how horrific it is that Georgetown is honoring Sebelius.
Bill's other guest, author Jonathan Merritt, defended Sebelius' right to speak. When he described her as pro-choice, Bill said she was "beyond pro-choice" and proclaimed that what she stands for is against "everything the Catholic religion stands for." (The Church is also opposed to torture but torture defenders George W Bush, Dick Cheney, and Alberto Gonzalez all spoke at Catholic colleges.) After Bill ranted about how Sebelius, as governor of Kansas, "sanctioned" late term abortion, which was perfectly LEGAL in Kansas, he said that he wouldn't "be judgmental." But then he claimed that she supported one of three doctors who were "KILLING BABIES UP UNTIL A MINUTE THEY WERE BIRTHED FOR NO REASON AT ALL; to actively support that disqualified her from getting anywhere near a Catholic facility."
After Bill claimed that Georgetown "doesn't want to be a Catholic University," Morris expressed hope that superiors would step in and say that's out of line. Bill asked if the Vatican would provide leadership. Bill, who feels that Sebelius should only be invited to Georgetown if she debates Fr. Morris there, said that there's a difference in that kind of freedom of speech and Sebelius "bloviating her extreme views as far as the Catholic Church is concerned to a Catholic audience." (Bill doesn't know that "non-Catholics teach and attend Georgetown.")
It's ironic, don't ya think, that devout Catholic Bill O'Reilly, who traffics in personal attacks and was accused of sexual harassment, thinks he's more Catholic than Georgetown. The only bloviation here is from Catholic anti-choice zealot Bill O'Reilly who has never apologized to the Tiller family for the vicious lies and personal attacks directed against a man who provided a legal surgical procedure. Despite Bill's open support for the former and disbarred KS Attorney General, Tiller was never convicted of any wrong doing. Perhaps Bill, who thinks that women have late term abortions for bad hair days, should think about how Dr. Tiller provided a late term abortion to a 9 year old whose body would have been torn apart by childbirth. Or maybe he should speak with the woman, in her 27th week, who learned that if she gave birth to the baby, it would live a brief and painful life on dialysis and respirators. When her NY doctors refused to do the abortion, Tiller was able to help. Tiller stood by women. Bill O'Reilly demeans them. Nuff said.